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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2017, 11:35 AM »
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2017, 11:54 AM »
On this forum, the customer is always wrong.

The only people debating on this thread are customers.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2017, 12:23 PM »
On this forum, the customer is always wrong.

The only people debating on this thread are customers.

Thanks for proving my point.   ;D

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2017, 01:00 PM »
On this forum, the customer is always wrong.

The only people debating on this thread are customers.

Thanks for proving my point.   ;D

I'd purposefully been staying out of this debate, because everyone is entitled to their own opinions on subjective topics like these. If you don't like Sedge's videos, it's not my place to tell you otherwise.

Everything doesn't have to be for everybody. Clearly, many people are enjoying the Instagram videos. Clearly, many people enjoy Instagram as a platform to consume content. If you're not one of those people, that's fine. This is just one thing. Hopefully, the next thing that we do will be more to your liking.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2017, 01:08 PM »
Clearly, I was referring to Instagram and not the videos or Sedge.

Can't the videos be placed on Festoolusa.com, youtube, and Instagram, in that order?

Festool is beginning to remind me of United, American, and Delta airlines, plus Sears, Disney and New Coke.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #35 on: May 05, 2017, 01:16 PM »
Clearly, I was referring to Instagram and not the videos or Sedge.
Can't the videos be placed on Festoolusa.com, youtube, and Instagram, in that order?
Festool is beginning to remind me of United, American, and Delta airlines, plus Sears, Disney and New Coke.
I clicked on the posted link and watched the videos. What is the problem? Who cares where it is hosted?

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #36 on: May 05, 2017, 04:04 PM »
I suppose that the issue is that not all users use the various social platforms.

Personally I think that posting these types of videos would have a larger audience on youtube.

Festool could create a playlist called Sedge's Snippets or Training Tuesdays, or ... and just as easily upload an unedited video from their iPhone or iPad.

To post a reminder here that new videos are there on youtube wouldn't kill anyone work wise if they have someone who is specializing in social media in place also.

The non cross platform utilization of already created content lately is, I have to admit, puzzling and a major shortcoming in my opinion and will come back eventually to bite.  Today's platform may not be tomorrow's.  Spread the content, spread the knowledge, and spread the risk of something going away.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #37 on: May 05, 2017, 05:30 PM »
I suppose that the issue is that not all users use the various social platforms.

Personally I think that posting these types of videos would have a larger audience on youtube.
 

I concur with Peter on both counts, and suggest that there would be greater accessibility to the videos on YouTube.  I choose to not use social media, and it's blocked at work for those that do choose to use it. 
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2017, 06:11 PM »
As a pretty prolific producer of content, I will add that creating video for youtube is a different and more time consuming endeavor than doing one off instagram or facebook live vids.

If Sedge finds it convenient to use his phone and shoot on Instagram, thats cool, I am glad he is sharing. I know him well enough to know that he is not going to set up a tripod camera and shoot raw footage to edit and upload to youtube. Probably Tyler doesn't have time to either. Beyond that, you get into needing a video production company, which incurs major costs.

These videos are cost effective to produce, and free organic tips for users. Like someone said, who cares where they are hosted...we should just be glad the info is being put out and shared.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #39 on: May 05, 2017, 06:22 PM »
For  me the videos that have been done are great. Sedge is very entertaining with his "Boston" accent and the information is  relevant and short enough for me to implement it, save it for further reference (like button) and to remember it.

Please continue to produce them for whatever platform is the easiest to get the message out there. I would hate to think that these videos stop getting published because of feature creep.
 
What questions would you like to see Sedge answer?

Maintenance of or at least lubrication of the Kapex. There was a story by one of the contractors who took a course with Sedge and they showed them why for instance the saw stays stuck in the down position after it gets broken in and how to fix it.

Thanks again.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #40 on: May 05, 2017, 06:38 PM »
In my opinion, it's not "either/or". It's "both".

We currently have 378 videos on our YouTube channel with several more currently in production (including some new "tips and tricks" videos with Sedge). YouTube will always be our primary video channel.

However, as @Scott Burt pointed out, YouTube videos require more time and money (to do well). We've added more than 80,000 Instagram followers in about a year and a half, and Instagram is an easier, faster channel to test things and move quickly.

Offline Jimmy FineCut

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #41 on: May 05, 2017, 06:53 PM »
Love these Instagram videos. Short sharp to the point tips and tricks!

I have a Instagram page for my business and its great to share work, techniques, ideas, new tools etc with fellow woodworks from around the world plus I also get work enquiries through my page  😉

Keep these clips coming 👍🏼

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2017, 07:01 PM »
Sorry,

I will disagree will my esteemed friends.

A quick video is a quick video.  We aren't talking about edited videos like Scott does or Festool hires or utilizes other staff to produce and edit.  Sedge's videos aren't edited. A raw video is a raw video and even I can can do it.  Pushing one button on mobile device to post on the web requires no more calories from comparing Instagram.

I understand that Twitter isn't in the Festool internet marketing toolbar as has been posted here.  Facebook will get a post a day or two similar to the pattern that happened when the advertising company did them.  The majority or posts will be by others and when questions are asked ... Then there will be instagram that is interesting to those who like short snippets and that is easy to grab "posts" from others. 

I could post a quick video of my dog sitting at the kitchen table that I shot while typing this post to prove my point but my previous post was accurate it if you are talking about the same type of posts that Sedge has put on instagram lately - which I applaud - just feel you would get better exposure on YouTube.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #43 on: May 05, 2017, 09:37 PM »
I love these videos.  Short and to the point.  I dont even have an instagram account, which doesnt prevent me from watching them. So I dont understand the complaints.  I have watched many many youtube videos that go on rambling without getting to the point.  I'd take these punchy instagram vidoes over the dragging you tube videos any day.  Short and sweet.

The purpose of any of these videos is to communicate and these do that .  Thank you very much Sedge--I certainly learnt a lot.  So keep them coming.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #44 on: May 05, 2017, 11:52 PM »
They're great tips. They are useful tips. Brian is a great teacher, a very knowledgeable craftsman and cabinetmaker, and a tremendously nice guy.

So watch the tips or don't. It's you loss if you don't use all resources at your disposal. They're not full-length movies. They're just quick tips.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2017, 12:09 AM »
I've got to say, I've wrestled with the ol' rotex for a little while.  It is still my go to, and even after break in I still had a hard time keeping this bear from getting out of control.  I've had it for 4 years.  After watching one of sedge's short tips on how to maneuver the rotex it's like a whole new sander.  I'm glad for any tips, screw the people who would prefer it uploaded a certain way.  Get with the times, don't be a dinosaur and embrace the fact they are trying to help and encourage us all.  I am a little younger and Instagram is my favorite social media platform so I may be a little biased, but I'm very glad they are reaching into a new market.  Keep it up! 
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2017, 02:13 AM »
I like these videos a lot quick and dirty tricks. Cool

Oh I don't subscribe to instagram and I watch them on my iPad .

I just noticed that I can't get some of them to work on my IPad could be user error. These would be great if they were posted to the festool Facebook site. Better organised,keep everything in one place

Keep'em coming Sedge
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2017, 02:59 AM »
What I think would be cool if Steve B started doing this to. Both Sedge and Steve are excellent instructors, both have different techniques for the same process, both equally good.
I think that would be awesome,

Steve I'm sure yer reading this, I'll be back bothering ya in LV soon.

So get to stepping a start kicking out some of these quick tips 🤙
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2017, 09:17 AM »
Milled edge? What? Where? Wow!!!! So glad I stumbled on this..

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« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2017, 03:11 AM »
I'm gonna have to take some of Sedges classes when I get home. That smile a his mannerisms are just awesome.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2017, 11:03 AM »
sedge,

Thank you for the domino tips!
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« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2017, 05:06 AM »
Bump
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #52 on: June 04, 2017, 07:15 PM »
I liked the short videos.  Each made a good suggestion.  I picked up a couple tricks I will use. 

Thanks Sedge.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2017, 09:38 PM »
I think Sedge is only doing these to get new shirts.  [thumbs up]

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2017, 03:08 AM »
Noticed he's been on a diet to.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2017, 08:06 AM »
Is there a way to index these Instagram videos by tool?

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2017, 08:08 AM »
Is there a way to index these Instagram videos by tool?

Not on Instagram. However, we're going to begin publishing similar tips/tricks content on other platforms that will (hopefully) be easier to sort and categorize.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2017, 08:10 AM »
Noticed he's been on a diet to.

Sedge is one of the healthiest eaters that I know. A few years ago, he cut nearly all sugar out of his diet. He says that it's done wonders for him and he's really disciplined about it.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2017, 09:19 AM »
Tyler:

How do we send Sedge content suggestions or ask him to cover a topic?

An index feature would be most helpful.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2017, 09:48 AM »
Tyler:

How do we send Sedge content suggestions or ask him to cover a topic?

An index feature would be most helpful.

If you all want to make suggestions below, we'll consider them.

(Sedge already has a long list, so it might be a while. Also, Instagram has a 60-second limit, so anything too complicated will need to wait for a different medium.)